Drawing With An Artist's Eye

Drawing With An Artist's Eye

Students learn what it means to "draw with an artist's eye" as they practice blind contour drawings of various objects. A blind drawing means that the artist does not look at their paper while drawing. They made and used view finders or "detail detectors", to focus on the line, shape and detail of the subject. We acknowledge that this excercise can be fun and silly, so we discussed how we can work kindly and appropriatly during the activity. As students practice these types of observations and drawings, they begin to line up the movement of their drawing tool/hand with the contour of the subject they are looking at. Students learn to record what they actually see, rather than what they think the object would look like. Students are often amazed at how realistic their "blind" drawings are!

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